Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Tea Review: Teh Melati (Tong Tji)

Teh Melati (Jasmine Tea)
Tong Tji
Type: Flavored Black
Origin: Indonesia, Tegal
Product Description: Not Provided.

Temperature: 202° F
Amount: 3 grams
Steeping Time: 3 minutes

The dry leaves have a heady aroma of jasmine flowers with faint wood notes.

The infusion is golden orange with a smoky jasmine aroma.  The taste is floral with a tart, fruity finish.

I was surprised by the smoky aroma which may have been a result of the leaf drying process.  It was unexpected, but a nice complement to the jasmine aroma.  The flowery aroma and taste were bold, though not overpowering.  This was quite pleasant and I do not recommend steeping more than once as additional infusions have nothing more to offer.

This tea was received as a gift from a third party.

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